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ERIC Number: ED110956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
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A Two Year Report on an Inner City School's Reading Achievement Center.
Trepper, Terry Steven
The Reading Achievement Center, at the Murchison School in the Mexican-American community of East Los Angeles, offers an individualized reading program for grades 3-6; the program was begun in the fall of 1972 and includes inservice teacher training, experimentation with new systems, and a commitment to help children develop a positive self-concept. The following four basic systems are involved in the center's programs: a diagnostic system, in which each child, upon entering the school, is tested thoroughly by a reading guide to determine reading accomplishments, needs, and potential; a prescriptive system, developed by the professional staff using results of the diagnostic tests and including a variety of materials and activities; a staffing system, consisting of three kinds of staff--directors (credentialed public school teachers), guides (one for every five children), and clerical workers; and a motivational system, using three methods of motivation--extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and positive environment. Results of posttesting of a random sample of children after two years show an overall positive growth pattern, with accelerated rates of growth showing an average increase of 25 percent in reading achievement. (Tables are included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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